3rd Annual Young Breast Cancer Survivors Workshop

April 18, 2015

Sponsors:
Women's Breast Health Funds of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
UAB School of Nursing

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The Young Breast Cancer Survivorship Network (YBCSN) is an initiative of the UAB School of Nursing. The YBCSN mission is to improve the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors and their loved ones through education, support and networking. The 2015 Annual Young Breast Cancer Survivors Workshop highlights personal stories about carrying on with day-to-day life after being diagnosed with breast cancer. The workshop also included a presentation and interview on the role that genetics plays in our risk for developing breast cancer.

 

Young and Surviving

(13 minutes)

In the Young and Surviving session, Rebecca speaks about what it was like to be diagnosed with breast cancer at such a young age. She discusses the struggles that she faced and how it helped shape her into the person that she is today.

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Rebecca Di Piazza, CPA
Breast Cancer Survivor

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A Survivor's Story - An Interview with Rebecca Di Piazza

(5 minutes)

Rebecca answers common questions about a breast cancer diagnosis. She talks about what it was like to continue with daily activities, positive experiences that she has taken away, and building confidence as she faced the challenges of being diagnosed with cancer.

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Families, How Do They Survive?

(16 minutes)

In the Families, How Do They Survive session, Kristen speaks about what it was like for her family to learn of her cancer diagnosis. She discusses the emotional toll that a breast cancer diagnosis takes on the family and friends of a loved one that has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Kristen Noles, MSN, RN, CNL
Breast Cancer Survivor

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A Survivor's Story - An Interview with Kristen Noles

(7 minutes)

Kristen answers questions about being a young wife and mother, and what it was like to balance her family life with a cancer diagnosis. She also talks about the support that she received from her co-workers during her cancer treatments.

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Breast Cancer Risk and Genetics

(38 minutes)

In the Breast Cancer Risk and Genetics session, Meagan provides an in depth look at the role genetics plays in our chance of developing breast cancer. She explains what genetic counseling is and provides an in-depth look at the overall process.

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Meagan Farmer, MS, CGC
Certified Genetic Counselor
Director of Cancer Genetic Counseling
Department of Genetics
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Handouts (10 pages)

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Questions About Genetic Counseling - An Interview with Meagan Farmer

(3 minutes)

Meagan answers common questions about genetic counseling. She talks about when and why a person should think about genetic counseling, what to expect during the process, costs involved, and how genetic counseling can show if someone might develop other types of cancer.

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